Roberta, Here is the information I have on Simon Balthrop and America Slaydon (Last name was reported as "Slayton" and first name as "Amanda."Received this information from Granville Balthrop). Simon was born Sep. 26, 1826 in Dickson County TN and died Apr.03, 1871 in Dickson Co., TN.He married America Dec. 12, 1850 in Dickson Co. America was born in Dickson Co. Abt. 1830 and died Abt. 1880 place unknown. Hope this helps your research.